Cat on a Hot Tin Roof (1958)
The first filmed adaptation of Tennessee Williams' classic play, directed by Richard Brooks, stars Newman as Brick. His wife ( Elizabeth Taylor) can't understand why Brick doesn't love her, and his father is demanding a grandchild. Newman earned his first of 10 Oscar nominations, even though Williams hated the film because all references to homosexuality were excised. It was, after all, 1959.